2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 29 - AUGUST 2, 2021
2020 National Championship Postponement Announcement
During the COVID-19 situation, Slo-Pitch National Regional Directors have been meeting each week to discuss updates and make decisions related to our operations and upcoming events.
Since the onset of the government mandated restrictions, the 2020 National Championships have been an ongoing conversation, and we are announcing today that we have postponed the 2020 Slo-Pitch National, National Championships until July 29 – August 2, 2021. The Divisions and Locations that were slated for 2020 will be hosted in the same locations in 2021. The Divisions and Locations that were announced for 2021 will be moved to 2022 and in the fall, we will announce the 2023 allocations.
This was not a decision that was made lightly, as the National Championships have been our premiere event every August for 30 years, however, this extraordinary situation left us with no alternative choices that would best serve the players, teams, organizers and sponsors.
It is important to address this announcement now, as many teams who travel to the Championships via airlines need to make the necessary cancellations. Participants will also need to cancel accommodations. In addition to these important factors, there is also uncertainty about interprovincial travel across Canada which may prevent participants from other provinces even travelling to another region to compete.
We also recognize that many of our members will be facing challenging economic hardships and 2020 might not be the optimal year to plan to participate at the National Championships, as members are focused on their family’s wellbeing and safety. We also recognized that teams will not have had any opportunity to fundraise, practice or prepare. Teams who had qualified for the 2020 event will still be qualified for the 2021 Championship and will receive their invites again this fall.
All teams who have entered the event, will be refunded in full. Our National Office will be contacting each team directly to coordinate the refunds.
The alternate side of the event is the event organizers and hosting cities. These groups have been planning for the National Championships since being awarded the event in 2018. During these abnormal times, hosting sites have no certainty that the facilities will be operational in time for the Nationals and need to work towards the necessary cancellations of contracts they had finalized related to the event operations. We also need to be respectful that the sponsors and local businesses that have supported this event in the past have their own concerns to focus on at this time.
Faced with the numerous challenges that are currently in play, Slo-Pitch National is disappointed about this announcement. We would like to thank the teams, players, umpires, hosting organizations, municipalities and our sponsors for their understanding and patience during the most difficult time in our organization’s history. We look forward to rebounding from the frustrations of the 2020 season and celebrating this championship again in 2021.
The National Championship entry fee is $550.00 (HST included) + your 2021 insured team membership fee (fee varies by province). Teams will have The entry fee is non-refundable unless a request to withdraw is submitted in writing to SPN Head Office by May 31, 2021.
Registration and full payment are due no later than May 15, 2021. Entries received thereafter will not be guaranteed a spot in any division. The official team roster/waiver for the 2021 National Championships is due no later than June 15, 2021 and team rosters are frozen as of this date.
Guaranteed 5 scheduled Games. 4 Game Round Robin, followed by modified double knockout.
**All teams competing in the National Championships must be insured members in good standing throughout the 2021 season**
Travel Advisory: Teams booking air travel are advised to allow ample time to arrive for the start of the event and plan departure for Tuesday August 4th or later. Slo-Pitch National will NOT reschedule games for delayed or cancelled flights.
Note: If you are a member of an SPN affiliated league, you will still be required to pay your membership fee upfront at the time of registration (unless your league has already registered for the current season). You will then be reimbursed once your league registers, and only if your tournament team roster/waiver form is the same as your league team roster/waiver form.
Be sure to check out the pages of our Host Locations for more Information.
Click on the Host Location name.
Coed Comp SS
Coed C SS
Coed D SS
Coed E SS
Mens 35 Comp
Mens 35 E
Mens 35 C
Mens 35 D
Mens 50 A
Mens 50 IM
Mens 50 E
Womens 35 Comp
Womens 35 IM/E
Use #spnnationals2021 to share your posts on
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Follow Slo-Pitch National:
Take advantage of the SPN Membership Discount programs
Slo-Pitch National has partnered with Choice Hotels® to make Business & Leisure travel a little more enjoyable and convenient – and save up to 20%!
To give you some background, Choice Hotels® includes ComfortTM, Quality®, Clarion® and a few others like the upscale Ascend Hotel Collection®. There are over 325 Choice locations spanning all provinces – and over 6,300 worldwide. Hotels are conveniently located near major airports, key highways and business districts. You’ll also be able to connect easily with colleagues and friends using free high-speed Internet, and jump-start your day with free breakfast at most locations.
Take advantage of the Choice Program: Choice Client ID # 00816520 to book and save!
Three Simple Ways to Book MOBILE Download the Choice Hotels app and enter Rate ID # 00816520 WEB Visit ChoiceHotels.com www.choicehotels.com/?clientid=00816520 PHONE Call 800.4CHOICE and quote Rate ID # 00816520
SAVE UP TO 10% WITH ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL
Go to https://www.enterprise.ca/en/deeplink.html?type=CREATE_RESERVATION&cust=XVC2V32 The coupon code XVC2V32. should go in automatically.
BUY 10 GET 10 FREE WINGS with PROMO CODE SPN4YOU (ONTARIO ONLY)*
Slo-Pitch National members receive 10 free wings when using the discount code SPN4YOU. To find the nearest location go to:
10% OFF FROM KAHUNAVERSE SPORTS GROUP
Slo-Pitch National members receive 10% off at Kahunaverse Sports Group when using the discount code SPN4YOU. Go to the nearest location or shop online at https://www.kahunaverse.com/ .
*some exceptions apply and does not apply to sale items.
SAVE UP TO 5% WITH NATIONAL CAR RENTAL
Go to http://www.nationalcar.ca/index.do?action=resRentalInfo.do&contractId=XVC2V32 and the coupon code XVC2V32 should automatically load. Slo-Pitch National Members are also invited to become member of the Emerald Club, benefits include: Bypass the counter - As an Emerald Club member, bypass the rental counter and go directly to the Emerald Club AisleTM at more than 50 major airports in the U.S. and Canada. Choose your own car - As an Emerald Club member, don't waste time looking for your assigned car - just choose any car from the Emerald Club Aisle and be on your way. To Enroll Go to: https://www.nationalcar.ca/en_US/offer/XVC2V31
*Some exceptions apply.
Supporting Slo-Pitch National athletes, families and fans, StayBillety is the Official Online Accommodation Service of Slo-Pitch National (Ontario Division). (ONTARIO ONLY)*
Click here to BOOK a place to stay. Support SPN programming when you book by using AFFILIATE CODE: SPN4YOU
Interested in HOSTING visiting players and fans? Click here to learn how to become a StayBillety Host.
Already home sharing on another platform? See StayBillety.com/3easysteps and we'll do the set up on our site for you!
Have questions? Contact@
FLY WITH WESTJET TO THE 2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS 10% OFF
We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming Slo-Pitch Nationals , we are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada ** into and out of event cities. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.
Travel from: July 25, 2021 to August 12, 2021 Into and out of: Kelowna/Edmonton/Leduc/Winnipeg/Toronto/Hamilton
Coupon code: B35RY69
*Travel Agent use only B35RY69 *Travel Agents – if booking in GDS please use Promo Code WGC66